Philosophy for Real Life: Monday Discussion Group

Continuing a thread from last time, we will discuss what it is to be a self.  Please read "Who Am I?" here: http://www.bmeacham.com/blog/?p=293. I encourage people to post their ideas on the topic ahead of time.  Click on Discussions, then Message Board, then Philosophy for Real Life Monday night group. Here is the direct link: http://www.meetup.com/philosophy-31/messages/boards/forum/8556052.

This group typically reads a short article, often a blog post by Bill Meacham, ahead of time and discusses it at the meeting. We approach philosophy as free human beings engaged in the world. The discussion format is free-form, and it is always quite lively.

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  • Gene R.

    My spatial/temporal coordinates are not favorable for participation
    (i.e. out of town)

    June 13, 2013

    • Gene R.

      Wise move, Leonard. With both of us gone, what would happen to the Universe?

      June 19, 2013

    • Leonard H.

      PFFFT, that's what.

      June 21, 2013

  • a.m.

    Re: "Who am I"
    I think the much more interesting questions are how are we even able to make the query and why is it so important to know?

    June 17, 2013

    • Phillip W.

      I agree. The self contemplating the self is just weird.

      June 19, 2013

  • Bill M.

    great discussion

    June 18, 2013

  • Ginny Y.

    Always enjoy listening to other people's thoughts.

    June 18, 2013

  • Cheryl B.

    I'm sorry I won't be able to make the meeting - was looking forward to finding out who I am

    June 17, 2013

  • TERRY E.

    "Who am I?" 1. Ontological approach-A human being and the only entity that even asks the question. 2. Culturally-an entity that assumes roles, attitudes and beliefs in an ancient, instinctual, tribal
    survival mode of existence. 3.To myself- an enigma, a mystery a life
    long project of becoming. 4.To nature- a collection of minerals and compounds worth about $5.40... see you tonight

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have a sick child may be able to come unsure

    June 17, 2013

  • Jeffrey S.

    I've posted ideas on this topic, as promised. Here's the link:
    http://www.meetup.com/philosoph...­

    I apologize that it's in two parts, but there appears to be a 7500 character limit to a posting, so part 2 of 2 appears like a reply to my first part. It's meant to be read as one posting. Enjoy...

    I look forward to meeting up on the 17th, and interacting through the message board meanwhile.

    June 8, 2013

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